The Preacher and the Lord
Israel did not like what Amos preached. Therefore, a priest told him to go away, but the preacher said,
“I was no prophet,
Nor was I a son of a prophet,
But I was a sheepbreeder
And a tender of sycamore fruit.
Then the LORD took me as I followed the flock,
And the LORD said to me,
‘Go, prophesy to My people Israel.’”
(Amos 7.14, 15)
Amos did not speak his own word, but the word of the Lord. Therefore, the priest did not object to Amos, but to the Lord.
Do you disagree with a preacher? Is it him or the Lord with whom you disagree? DR
Heaven Is for Everyone
Revelation 7.4–8 shows that Jesus will save a perfect number from among the Jews, but the next two verses show that heaven is also for anyone who wants to go there, “After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations…saying, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’” (Revelation 7.9, 10).
They all acknowledge that salvation belongs to God, for He is the One who determines who is saved and who is not. Are you among the number who shall be saved? DR